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A great country deserves a great immigration system (Cornyn 2013 Op-Ed)
Fox News ^ | 5/13/13 | John Cornyn

Posted on 02/14/2014 10:18:35 AM PST by jimbo123

Immigration reform is, at its core, a human issue. Good policy is driven by good data, but we must never lose sight of the fact that behind every statistic there is a person – a son or a daughter, a mother or a father.

Last weekend, as I traveled through South Texas, I met some of these people. The stories they shared with me illustrate the humanity of the immigration debate that all sides must acknowledge.

In Rio Grande City, I met a young woman who came to Texas to escape persecution in El Salvador several years ago. She did so illegally, paying thousands of dollars to be smuggled across the border.

After arriving in Texas, she fell victim to the same man she had entrusted to bring her into the country. He beat her, raped her, and forced her into a life of prostitution. For years she endured this terror and misery, until she summoned the courage to reach out for help.

By the tragic standards of illegal immigration, some would say she’s among the lucky ones. Unlike so many others, she survived the grueling trek through South Texas that has needlessly taken the lives of so many.

For ranchers in Brooks County, some 70 miles north of the border, the sight of illegal border-crossers traversing their land is routine.

In my short time there, I saw many.

Even so, it is often the migrants you don’t see trudging through the brush that offer the most heart wrenching reminder of the dismal state of our immigration system.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; johncornyn; massamnesty

1 posted on 02/14/2014 10:18:35 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

What he really means is “we’re fat enough, rich enough to tolerate rape, robbery, disease and unfettered pillaging or our traditional sovereignty to withstand during my pitiful lifetime”.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 10:20:42 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: jimbo123

how about we have a great wall followed by a great door with a great turn style that would have great flow control to limit immigration during times of weak economy


3 posted on 02/14/2014 10:23:17 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: jimbo123

He wants sob stories.

Look around the graveyards, view the dead at the hands of illegals.

Where is the compassion for your own countrymen, Senator?


4 posted on 02/14/2014 10:23:57 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: jimbo123

Amnesty ain’t it!!


5 posted on 02/14/2014 10:24:40 AM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: jimbo123
In Rio Grande City, I met a young woman who came to Texas to escape persecution in El Salvador several years ago. She did so illegally, paying thousands of dollars to be smuggled across the border.

After arriving in Texas, she fell victim to the same man she had entrusted to bring her into the country. He beat her, raped her, and forced her into a life of prostitution. For years she endured this terror and misery, until she summoned the courage to reach out for help.

Tugging at heartstrings doesn't hide the fact that only a liar or a moron would claim that amnesty is the solution here. It will just encourage millions more to try their luck in just the way this woman did. The correct policy is

  1. secure the border in a transparently verifiable way;
  2. end the anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment;
  3. enforce eVerify without exception and with severe penalties;
  4. no government benefits beyond critical emergency care (and that ought to be billed back to the home government); and
  5. NO "Path to Citizenship" - ever - for anyone who has entered the US illegally.

6 posted on 02/14/2014 10:25:26 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: NormsRevenge

How credible is this his donors are hiring them?
Trial Lawyer Border Fence
Those caught hiring IA’s without proper vetting for legality to work in US can be liable in a court of law to victims of ID theft if victims identity was utilized in the employment of their worker.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 10:27:49 AM PST by magna carta
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To: jimbo123

Vote the bastard out of office!


8 posted on 02/14/2014 10:29:20 AM PST by dalereed
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To: jimbo123

cornholio is a lying pos.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 10:29:47 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Where is Cornyn’s compassion for all the victims of illegals drunk driving and child rapes?


10 posted on 02/14/2014 10:30:23 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I want the same immigration laws that Mexico has. If those laws are good enough for Mexico then they’re good enough for me!

(Note to the knee-jerk reaction crowd: You might want to know that Mexico has the most restrictive immigrantion laws in the entire Western Hemisphere.)


11 posted on 02/14/2014 10:32:13 AM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: jimbo123

If this isn’t the final nail in this RINO’s box, I don’t know what will be.

NO MORE RINO’s LIKE McCORNYN!!

ABC = ANYBODY BUT CORNYN!


12 posted on 02/14/2014 10:34:57 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: jimbo123

Shove it, Cornyn.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 10:44:46 AM PST by skeeter
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To: jimbo123

Bad argument; we can match him case for case of people being victimized by his precious wetbacks.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 10:49:15 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Excellence

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN US DESPITE ARRESTS ACCUSED OF DRUNK DRIVING DEATH

Allen and Debra VanHoozer are mourning the loss of their child, 24-year-old Heather, after an illegal immigrant who was not deported by U.S. authorities after a series of run-ins with law enforcement. The Mexican national was allowed to stay in the U.S. after numerous drug arrests, resulting in him allegedly killing the young woman by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
U.S. authorities claim they do not routinely deport illegal aliens for marijuana offenses; apparently they do not routinely deport people for being in the U.S. illegally, either.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/08/Refusal-to-Deport-Illegal-Immigrant-Results-in-Loss-of-Americans-Child


15 posted on 02/14/2014 10:57:39 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Does anyone out there remember that the United States actually “owned and operated” the most successful immigration system in history?
Millions (literally) of people came to the USA, “tired, poor, yearning to be free”, and under a strict set of laws became immigrants to this great country. The children of the “tired, poor, yearning to be free”, were educated in the best education ever devised and became, proudly AMERICANS.
These new Americans fought and won 2 World Wars, built the industrial giant of the world, put men on the moon, and spread freedom around the world. All as a result of a immigration system that today is scorned.
Amnesty answers the desires of foreigners who wish to have the blessings of life in the United States, but without any desire to actually become Americans.
We do not need “Immigration Reform”. What this country requires, for its own survival, is a re-introduction of the most successful immigration system in all of history.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 11:11:30 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: jimbo123

Cornyn is lying to his Texas voters on his Facebook page about
his debt ceiling vote.

What else has Cornyn been lying about?


17 posted on 02/14/2014 11:15:48 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: jimbo123

Seal the f’n border you stoopid pansie Cornrow!


18 posted on 02/14/2014 11:26:58 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: jimbo123
Should we weep for the hundreds of millions of people south of the border who were unable to get enough money together to pay a coyote to sneak them across the border?

Why the Hell don't we just grant AMNESTY to everyone on the planet? They all DESERVE to be AMERICANS.

Just open the border and let everyone in. IT'S JUST NOT FAIR to let the illegals who are here in free without letting everyone on the planet in free.

We can pay for it. We're only 18 Trillion dollars in debt. We still have plenty of money to put all these people on the welfare rolls.

19 posted on 02/14/2014 11:45:31 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: jimbo123

Bull. A great country deserves secure borders and visa control system that can deal with folks overstaying their welcome.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 11:48:40 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: jimbo123
No Way Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

21 posted on 02/14/2014 11:52:08 AM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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We had a great immigration system until A-holes like this decided that there was a special class of illegal immigrant that could just ignore our laws, and now they want to reward these illegals for doing it.
22 posted on 02/14/2014 12:07:05 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: jimbo123

His column was nothing but fluff, hyperbole, and gibberish.

Aside from the lack of enforcement of current law, senator, what exactly is wrong with our immigration system? We aren’t providing enough of a safety valve to the 3rd world? That is not in our interest. That is not what makes us the shining city on the hill. That’s what keeps us from being that shining city.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 12:24:05 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: jimbo123

When are we just going to annex Mexico and get this over with. Then, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, etc... We’ll just be one big happy family then.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 12:25:41 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: jimbo123

“Good policy is driven by good data, but we must never lose sight of the fact that behind every statistic there is a person – a son or a daughter, a mother or a father.”

Senator, every son, daughter, mother or father that you’ve referred to is a criminal, first and foremost.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 4:15:55 PM PST by kpbruinfan ("Time, if nothing else, will do its worst so do me a favor and tell me the good news first." - Peart)
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